NASA SBIR 2015 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-1 S1.09-8809
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Atomic Interferometry
PROPOSAL TITLE: Stabilized Portable External Cavity Laser (SPECL)

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
AOSense, Inc.
767 North Mary Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 - 2909
(408) 735-9500

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Martin Boyd PhD
mboyd@aosense.com
767 North Mary Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 - 2909
(408) 735-9500 Extension :616

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Brenton C Young PhD
byoung@aosense.com
767 North Mary Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 - 2909
(408) 735-9500 Extension :600

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Atomic Interferometry is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
In Phase I, AOSense will design an integrated ultrastable laser module capable of reaching a short-term instability of <5e-15 at 1 s. The flexible design will allow the module to easily adapt for several relevant optical clock wavelengths. Our existing ECDL design will be modified to facilitate simple wavelength conversion; components for each wavelength will be identified. A breadboard-level demonstration of a stabilized 698 ECDL will be carried out. Based on results from this demonstration, the overall system design will be modified, as necessary.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Optical atomic clocks; Gravitational wave detection with single baseline interferometers; deep space navigation; real-time autonomous navigation; one-way, deep-space data links; LIDAR.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Secure data routing; communication systems insensitive to jamming; high resolution coherent radar; extended mission duration in GPS-denied environments; improved system integrity and a reduction of clock corrections and maintenance for the GPS constellation; Quantum computing.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Inertial
Infrared
Lasers (Ladar/Lidar)
Lasers (Measuring/Sensing)
Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE; NDT)
Optical
Ranging/Tracking
Ultraviolet
Visible

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